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Trump insists GOP will 'totally' protect pre-existing conditions, despite ObamaCare repeal efforts

Trump insists GOP will 'totally' protect pre-existing conditions, despite ObamaCare repeal efforts
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeath toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48: authorities Graham backs bill to protect Mueller Denham loses GOP seat in California MORE tweeted Wednesday that the GOP would “totally protect people with pre-existing conditions," trying to fend off Democratic attacks on Republicans who voted to repeal ObamaCare.

“Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican,” Trump tweeted.

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Republicans in tough races have been scrambling to say that they will protect people with pre-existing conditions as Democrats use the issue and GOP votes to repeal ObamaCare as a key line of attack.

Trump last year supported GOP-authored ObamaCare repeal bills that would have weakened protections for pre-existing conditions. The bill from House Republicans, for example, allowed states to get waivers to allow insurers to spike premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.

The Trump administration is also supporting a lawsuit currently in federal court seeking to overturn ObamaCare’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

It is unclear what Trump is pointing to when he says Democrats will not protect pre-existing conditions.

No Democrat supported the GOP ObamaCare repeal bills last year, and congressional Democrats are united in maintaining those protections.